Do you know we offer surf lessons too?
We offer surf lessons on demand every day that there are waves. 2 hour surf lessons with board rental included starts at $85 





Minimum age is 10. If your child is between 10 and 14 years old please call us before booking for specific information.
Be able to swim and tread water for at least 10 minutes.

  Class Description

Simply the easiest way to get PADI Scuba Certified with South Beach Dive and Surf Center. 

Step 1:
Pick a start date below and pay for your class. You will receive your e-learning link and access pass within 24 hours (often much quicker)

Step 2:
Complete the e-learning portion of the class in the comfort of your home (or anywhere) If you prefer and book and DVD instead, we can ship these to you or you can pick them up at our store.        

Step 3:
Come do the pool session and the four Open Water training dives, it's all too easy mate!

Here's what our typical schedule is like:

Day 1:
At 8:00am you will meet at the store to hand in your on line course completion form or quizzes from the book. Once these are verified, we will take you straight to the pool and go over all the skills that you will need to know before proceeding to the ocean. The pool session will go until about 1.30pm or until everyone is comfortable with the skills. If you do the E learning program, after the pool session you will do a brief quiz to verify it was you who took the on line class and then you are done for the day around 2pm. If you choose the book and DVD version, you will need to take 4 quizzes and then a final exam and your day will end around 5pm.

Day 2:
You will meet at South Beach Divers at 10:00am for your first two open water dives. We do these dives in the John Pennekamp Marine Sanctuary in Key Largo.  This beautiful location boasts the largest living coral reef in North America. It is also America's first underwater State Park and has been protected since1960.  We are the only Miami Dive Center that includes two dives in Key Largo as part of the certification course.  This location is perfect for divers and snorkelers alike so feel free to invite you non- diver friends along with you on this day. Return time is 7:00pm.

Day 3:
On the third and final day, you meet at South Beach Divers at 7:30am to complete your final two open water dives off the coast of Miami Beach. You get to dive on one of the more than 70 shipwrecks that lay right off the coast of Miami. Upon returning (and passing) you will be issued a temporary certification card so you can start diving right away.  We process your PADI certification card online so you will get you temporary card right away. Your permanent license will arrive in as little as 7 days and it can be sent anywhere in the world.  You will now also be qualified to take the PADI Advanced class as well numerous specialty classes like Wreck Diver and Underwater Photographer.  All students that graduate will receive a $50 credit towards the next class if taken within 30 days.

* There is a class orientation the day before the class to meet your instructor, buy any personal gear that you need and be fitted for your SCUBA for the class.  Arrangements can be made if you cannot attend the orientation.

  Upcoming Classes
Friday through Sunday year round.  If our group class schedule does not fit yours we also offer private classes .If you have four or more in your group we will make a customized schedule just for you. Whatever your needs, we have the staff to make it happen.

Sunday, March 29, 2015   
Friday, April 03, 2015   
Friday, April 10, 2015   
Friday, April 17, 2015   
Monday, April 20, 2015   
Friday, April 24, 2015   
Friday, May 01, 2015   
Friday, May 08, 2015   
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   
Friday, May 15, 2015   
complete calendar...

  • Classes are paid in full when enrolling
  • Must complete a medical form.
  • Must complete a student record file and student contract. Those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature.
  • We recommend you enroll for diving insurance provided at no charge by Divers Alert Network (for U.S. and Canadian Residents only)

The price of the course is $425 when booked on line which includes the $146 PADI e-learning fee, pool session, boat fees, instructor fees, photo, certification card, transportation to and from the dive sites and all SCUBA rental gear (tanks, weights, BCD and regulator) with the exception of personal gear.   Personal gear is considered to be your mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit* and those are available for sale at the shop.  Enrolled students get special discounts on merchandise!   We will meet or beat any legitimate authorized dealers prices on identical items. This does not include factory outlets or internet sites.

* Wetsuits are available to rent.

  General Info
  Class Calendar
  Discover Scuba
  Open Water
  Refresher Course
  Referral Program
  Adv. Open Water
  CPR/First Aid
  Rescue Diver
  Dive Master
  AWARE Fish Id
  Boat Diver
  Deep Diver
  Digital Underwater Photography
  Night Diver
  Nitrox Diver
  Peak Performance Bouyancy
  Underwater Naturalist
  Underwater Navigator
  Wreck Diver
  Private Classes
  Semi Private

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